Thad Moffitt, grandson of seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Richard Petty, will graduate to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on a part-time basis in 2022, driving the No. 43 STP Chevrolet Silverado for Reaume Brothers Racing.
Moffitt’s partial schedule will be the starting point of a relationship between GMS Racing and Reaume Brothers Racing, which will include technical and engineering support from the team while pulling resources from both entities, and building teamwork with GMS Racing drivers Grant Enfinger and Jack Wood.
The 21-year-old will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Daytona International Speedway on February 18th, driving the No. 43 STP Chevrolet Silverado, with sponsor STP celebrating the 30th anniversary of Petty’s “Fan Appreciation Tour” with a paint scheme paying homage to the 1992 retirement season.
“I am super excited to make my NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at Daytona in the No. 43 Reaume Brothers Racing Chevrolet with team support from GMS Racing. Daytona is a track that has a lot of family history, and having STP onboard makes it that much more special. It truly is an honor to run the iconic STP branding on my Silverado along with my fire suit, and I am hoping to represent their longtime support of my family in a great way.” said Moffitt.
Moffitt has spent the last half-decade competing for various organizations in the ARCA Menards Series, collecting eight top-five and 25 top-10 finishes in 44 career starts. Last season, Moffitt recorded a fourth-place finish in the final point standings, driving for David Gilliland Racing.
“I am thrilled to be able to partner with GMS and have their support; they are an extremely strong and highly respected organization that I have a great relationship with,” said RBR team owner, Josh Reaume. “Everyone at Reaume Brothers Racing is excited to work with Thad and have him make his Truck debut with us. Lastly, it’s an honor to play a role in helping continue the Petty Family racing tradition. Thad is a very talented young driver, and it will be fun to watch him grow and see where his career takes him.”
“STP is proud to continue its partnership with the Petty family and join Richard’s grandson, Thad, for the NextEra Energy 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway, ” said STP Senior Manager, North America Brand Activation, Craig Hamilton, “Thad’s debut with STP is an exciting moment for the brand and will mark the third-generation Petty that STP has partnered with in NASCAR. We’re proud to carry on the tradition, now in its 51st year, and we’re looking forward to seeing where Thad’s career takes him.”
Moffitt’s 2022 racing schedule will consist of a hybrid effort of NASCAR Truck Series, ARCA Menards Series, and TransAm Racing in 2022. Additional details regarding the partnership will be forthcoming.